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Finland : Oulun lääni

7.6 km (4.7 miles) NNE of Saunajärvi, Oulun lääni, Finland
Approx. altitude: 177 m (580 ft)
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Antipode: 64°S 150°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
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#2: View north #3: View east #4: View south #5: View west #6: GPS #7: Overview towards north from a point 5 m south of confluence

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  64°N 30°E (visit #2)  

#1: The spot

(visited by Henrik Sunden)

07-May-2006 -- While I was living in Kuikkajärvi Camp, one of the wildlife photography hot spots of eastern Finland, I took the chance to make a confluence visit to 64N 30E, which was only 23 km away. There was a newly repaired gravel road that passed only 300 m north of the confluence. There was a suitable place to park the car at a timber loading place and then 380 m to walk. But I had to cross a flooding stream, and thus to make a departure south, where I found an abandoned beaver dam to get over.

The confluence was in a forested area with about 50 year old pine and birch forest. The weather was extremely pleasant. The elevation of the spot was 188 m according to the GPS. The following nights I photographed wolves and bears, a wolverine and an eagle and had a really good time. The animals were extremely cautious, and I had to be very quiet and move slowly even if I was inside a comfortable hide. Walking from the hide to the car, some 1.2 km, included walking in the footprints made by two bears and a wolf the same night.


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#1: The spot
#2: View north
#3: View east
#4: View south
#5: View west
#6: GPS
#7: Overview towards north from a point 5 m south of confluence
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